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Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
country. president obama is inviting all of that as well when he stands and is commemorated has been the first african-american president. i think for many around the country, the idea of an african- american in the white house was something new, something unknown. if you had been here in washington, d.c., you knew history in part, a lot of fun in members have worked at the white house, in some instances, for generations. >> talk about the title and the title photograph of this book. >> the photograph comes from the late 1800's. taken by very famous photographer johnson who took pictures of everyone from booker t. washington to the president. it is a picture of the easter egg hunt that took place on the grounds of the white house in 1897. the backdrop to that had been up until summer in the 1880's or 89's, the easter egg hunt had been on capitol hill. it pretty much had been open, but congress members were complaining children were tearing up the lawn. so they moved it to the white house. by the time this picture was taken in the late 1987 -- 1897, it was ... in washington, d.c. that
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
shaikh. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. president obama is set to propose sweeping new gun restrictions today in an effort to curb gun violence one month after the newtown school massacre. obama will reportedly call for a ban on assault weapons, a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, and expanded background checks for gun buyers. white house press secretary jay carney spoke on tuesday. >> the president and vice president will hold in event here at the white house to unveil a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the ones in newtown, connecticut. they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy, expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their parents. >> obama's proposal is said to include 19 separate steps he could take through executive action. other aspects of the deal would have to go through congress. meanwhile, new york governor andrew cuomo has signed what is being
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
immigration during a wednesday appearance on univision. romney attacked obama is deferred action policy that allows some young undocumented people to remain in the country temporarily, saying a more permanent solution was needed. romney was accused during the appearance of avoiding specific details about a possible permanent solution and asked to respond with a yes or no on whether he would deport undocumented youth. >> were not going to round up people around the country and deport them. i said during my primary campaign, time and again, were not won a round of 12 million people, that includes kids and parents, and have everyone deported. we need to provide a long-term solution. i've described the fact i would be in support of a program that said that people who served in our military to be permanent residents of the united states. unlike the president, when i am president, i will do what i promised. i will put in place an immigration reform plan that solves this issue. >> that was republican presidential mitt romney speaking during an interview on univision last week. he got mu
Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
little hope and peace prospects for the future. >> president obama speaking in 2011 at the dedication of the martin luther king monument on the national mall in washington, d.c. journalist, author tavis smiley has spent the past year criss- crossing the country with activist and professor cornell west to start a national conversation on poverty. the address it in their book, "the rich and the rest of us: a poverty maifesto." that called on president obama to organize a white house conference in the eradication of poverty in america. tonight tavis will be in the nation's capital moderating a nationally televised symposium called, "vision for a new america: a future without poverty." the event begins a 6:30 p.m. eastern time and will be broadcast live on c-span at george washington university. tavis smiley, welcome back to "democracy now!" talk about what you're doing and what you want president obama to do. >> thank you for having me back. dr. west since his regards for it with regard to the king of bible being used in this inauguration, i feeling ambivalent about that. in part because i
Jan 17, 2013 9:00am PST
obama's approval rating was so low. this is hypothetical. we don't know who is even winning right now, never mind who won. how do think it got this tight. >> because it is a changing country. it is not a traditional america anymore. there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. and who is going to give them things? president obama. he knows it. he ran on it. and whereby 20 ears ago president obama would have been roundly defeated by an establishment candidate like mitt romney. the white establishment is now the minority. the voters, many of them, feel the economic system is stacked against them, and they want stuff. you're going to see a tremendous hispanic vote for president obama, overwhelming black vote for president obama. and women will probably break president obama's way. people feel that they are entitled to things. and which candidate between the two is going to give them things? tavist was bill o'reilly, smiley. >> well, i asked a moment ago whether i was watching fox on election night. the answer is no. this is precisely why i was not watching fox on
Jan 15, 2013 9:00am PST
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
obama kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to have -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the teenage gunman is in custody after allegedly killing five members of his family in new mexico on sa
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